Use of TETRA Networks in Crisis Situations for Health Information Transfer Strategies

Use of TETRA Networks in Crisis Situations for Health Information Transfer Strategies

A. Lazakidou (Department of Nursing, University of Peloponnese, Sparti, Greece), A. Ioannou (Department of Electrical Engineering, Kavala Institute of Technology, Kavala, Greece), K. Ioannou (Technological Equipment and Network Department, Ministry of Interior, Athens, Greece) and F. Kitsios (Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Thesaloniki, Greece)
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/ijrqeh.2014010101
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Abstract

Telecommunications have been evolved dramatically during the last ten years, laying solid foundation for the next generation of Web Technologies and ultimate automated information cyberspace. As a result of this evolution and the users' demands, the current efforts of the researchers, in the areas of Health Information Transfer in Crisis Situations, promotes formation of inter-disciplinary international teams of experts, in order to create a new generation of technologies which will facilitate the future health information systems. The TETRA network can enable existing information and resources to be extended out to the point of care, helping medical professionals deliver top medical care in a more timely and efficient manner. In medicine, time savings equals hospital savings. The objective of this paper is to study how simply a medical specialist can collect physiological data from mobile-remote patients and how reliably health information can be transferred from emergency places to hospitals through TETRA.
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Health Information Transfer

High quality health care requires individuals to share sensitive personal information with their doctors and other healthcare professionals. This information is necessary to make the most accurate diagnoses and provide the best treatment. It may be shared with others, such as insurance companies, pharmacies, researchers, and employers, for many reasons. If patients are not confident that this information will be kept confidential, they will not be forthright and reveal accurate and complete information. If healthcare providers are not confident that the organization that is responsible for the healthcare record will keep it confidential they will limit what patients add to the record. Either of these actions is likely to result in inferior healthcare. The privacy and security of personal health information has become a major public concern.

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